Never looking to start the week on a dull note, Yelpers opted for little Monday madness at Strawberry's Sports Grill in Douglaston, Queens – an area of the borough new for Yelp Queens. Undaunted by the commute from Manhattan, Phil H called the 25 minute ride a "piece of cake." The ultimate sports bar, Strawberry's is adorned with "pictures, photos, jerseys, banners, and even ballpark seats on the walls" to which it's like a "NY sports museum." For first timers Elite attendees like Chris O the place was perfect for "sports fans."
Elite Yelpers were treated to an unlimited buffet serving of comfort foods from mac and cheese, pulled pork sliders, cole slaw, "championship" chilli, and Philly cheesesteak eggrolls. Monique R proclaimed the food to be "bar food with a comfort food flair. A definite win!" and Alyssa F is raving over the "cute" sliders, and has eaten the Championship chili before: "it is so good with not just ground beef but also brisket pieces," and eventually proclaims, "I definitely know why it was voted the best in Queens."
In addition to the buffet stuffing, the fantastic staff at Strawberry's made sure everyone was adequately filled with plenty of Vision Vodka, as Thomas M notes is "the elixir of the evening." Everyone's favorite bartender Joannie, whiped up a mean Vision Vodka raspberry lemonade cocktail that "hit the spot" with Lenna P and "the buzz" was on for some Monday madness.
The staff was "on point" per Krista M, who along with many others declared they did a "great job." Nelson W, the photographer and fellow Queens Elite, wishes "all Yelp Events had this group" of amazing staff members, "they were friendly diligent, and very energetic." On their way out, Yelpers were treated to $10 gift certificates for a return visit. Free food, drinks, and a coupon? As Siu N expresses so eloquently, "Once again, I love being Elite!"
As always, a huge thanks goes out to the staff at Strawberry's for going above and beyond to keep everyone engaged and full of smiles and to Vision Vodka for their wonderful cocktails. See some of the glowing reviews, smiling faces in the gallery, and chime in on Talk, where Brooklyn Elites like Leonard L are saying, "Being a Brooklyn boy at heart, it pains me to say this but Queens knows how to throw it down!"
– Jando S